Sponsor a Needy Foster Kid

It’s that time of year again, as many of you may know Mike co-chairs the charitable arm of the company he works for. Citi Habitats Cares is working along-side JCCA to sponsor over 175 NYC foster kids this year.

If you would like to sponsor a kid a $50 minimum gift is required (because for some these kids this may be the only gift they get), and all you need to do is contact Mike. He will provide you a wishlist from one & gifts need to be delivered to Mike by Dec 23 (You can give it to him at the troop holiday party)

Thanks in advance for your generosity. 

Committee Meeting Friday, December 9

Committee Meeting Friday, December 9

We are having a Committee Meeting on Friday, December 9.  Please be there at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will start on time.  We have a lot to cover.  All parents, adult leaders and committee members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you are currently a chairperson but are unable to attend, please reach out to our Chairman, Pat at pat5208@optonline.net or Dawn at dawnbdesign@gmail.com before Friday.

Please return your completed medical forms and permission slips, if you haven’t done so yet.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Old Business
  1. Troop Debit Card 
  2. Receipts from camping trips
  3. November Pie Sale Recap
  4. Xmas Wreath Sale Recap
  • New Business
  1. Xmas Pie Sale
  2. Creation of Troop Bylaws
  3. Need Volunteer to be Fundraising Coordinator
  4. Troop Xmas Party

Wreaths Sold Out

We are happy to announce that we have sold out of wreaths. Great job to all the scouts & adult volunteers. We sold 35 dozen in total. 

We are looking to have a more streamlined process next year, so any suggestions you may have please send to Pat. The committee will be working on a standardized plan for wreaths, to 1st implement next year.

Weekend Wreath Selling Shifts & Info

Scouts should be in Class A uniform, as well as any uniformed leaders.

Sat 10-1p (Artis Drugs)
Adult: John Coppa
1 Volunteer Opportunity

Sat 10-1p (Met Food)
Adult: Nicole
2 Volunteer Opportunity spaces

Sat 1-4p (Artis Drugs)
Adult: Mike
Matt Balsamo
1 Volunteer Opportunity

Sat 1-4p (Met Food)
Adult: Anthony
Brandon B.
2 Volunteer Opportunity spaces

Sat 4-7P (RA Church)
Adult: Matt Breen

Sun 10-1p (Trinity)
Adult: Jim Santo

Sun 10-1p (RA Church)
Adult: Keith
Matt Mohr
Steven A.
1 Volunteer Opportunity

Sun 10-1p (Artis Drugs)
Adult: Werner

Sunday 10-1p (Met Food)
Adult: John/Ginger
Brendon Khym

Sun 1-4p (Artis Drugs)
Adult: Eric

Sun 1-4p (Met Food)
Adult: James Burns
Matt Butler

Volunteer Opportunity 
We have 7 slots that need to be filled. Any scouts who can do an extra selling shift and cover one of those vacancies will receive service hours.

Please keep any “Tip/donation” money separate from wreath money
Any parents/scouts who picks up their 3 wreaths they need to purchase at a selling shift, you (adult running selling shift) need to let Henry know.

Please ensure:
Place no signs on the building
Do not block the entrance
Sweep up when you are done for the day
Make sure the boys are courteous
At Artis Drugs:
Do not setup in front of the bank, only in front of the entrance of Artis. Best is the 80 Ave side.

Any questions direct to Mike.

Merit Badge Fair at Nativity/BVM – Saturday, Dec 3

Merit Badge Fair at Nativity/BVM on Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park

Dec. 3 from 10am to 4pm .

  • Wear Class Bs
  • Must get merit badge blue cards from Mike to go.
  • Please note these are long badges to do so be prepared with your work and things will go smoother.
  • Take the staircase to the right of the front of the church to go downstairs to the Parrish hall

Badges offered and their pre-requisites below:

  • Citizenship in the Community: Pre-Requisites (watch the news and read articles in the newspaper) #s 1-3-4-5-8
  • Citizenship in the Nation: Pre-Requisites (should have visited a national landmark; also watch the news )
  • Citizenship in the World: Pre-Requisite #s 1-2-3-4c Please read your handbooks from pages 49-71. Please make print outs of all paperwork.
  • Chess: Pre-Requisite #s 1-3 -4c-5c-and 6.
  • Cooking: Pre-Requisites pages 289—-325 and bring your menus with you. Pre-Req #s 1-2-and 3
  • First Aid: Pre-Requisites pages 105-155; BRING your own first aid kit and be prepared to explain the contents.
  • Emergency Prep: Pre-Requisite #s 1-2-8b and BRING family E/Prep kit. Also take a picture of it for extra credit. Make a detailed list and be prepared to explain the what, whys, and wherefores of each item. 
  • Scholarship: Pre-Requisite #s 1, 3 & 5.

Boston Trip Update

Please be at the church no later than 6P. If you are someone who tends to be late, imagine we are meeting at 530.

Due to the weather (mid 50’s on Friday and mid 40’s on Saturday) we have amended the required uniform. Bring your Class B polo, which we will wear on Friday, along with pants of your choice. Saturday, you can wear whatever you please. Keep in mind that in the morning it will be in the high 30’s, so please pack appropriately.

Also, Scouts must bring a water bottle, mess kit & day pack (Backpack).

A bunch of people have asked about spending money. Considering all the places we are going, $40-50 should be more than ample. Scouts won’t need money for anything planned.

Send scouts with a dinner for Thursday evening as the troop will not be providing dinner.